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  1. Writers pick Shazier as B1G's top defender

    Adam Rittenberg

    After a breakout sophomore season, Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier is pegged for even better things this fall. Shazier is the overwhelming choice for Big Ten preseason defensive player of the year, according to a poll of media members, includin...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  2. Big Ten chat: today at noon ET

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's that time again, folks. Join me today at noon ET to discuss all things Big Ten football. Have an issue with my defensive player of the year post? Tell me about it. Want to talk postseason proposals? This is your place. Interested in discussing t...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  3. 2011 All-Big Ten teams, individual awards

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten announced its 2011 all-conference teams and individual awards Monday night. The winners for Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Coach of the Year will be announced Wednesday. Here are th...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  4. Still the one: Lions star needs huge game

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2011 Big Ten Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year won't be announced until Nov. 30, but it's a pretty good bet both award winners will be on the field Saturday in Madison. Wisconsin boasts the two front-runners for the offensive award in...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  5. Big Ten leads in Lott Trophy candidates

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten boasts six of the 20 quarterfinalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, the most of any conference. The Lott Trophy is awarded to the nation's defensive player of the year who reflects the following values: integrity, maturity, performance, aca...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  6. Poll: 2011 Big Ten Defensive Player of Year

    Adam Rittenberg

    Now we get to the good stuff: Player of the Year polls. In mid-May. Gotta love it. The race for Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year isn't easy to forecast. The league loses most of its elite defenders, including five linemen selected in the first...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  7. Who will be Big Ten's next premier DT?

    Adam Rittenberg

    In 2009, Penn State's Jared Odrick impressed Big Ten coaches enough to earn their defensive player of the year award. Last season, Illinois' Corey Liuget blossomed into a force on the interior line, finishing seventh in the league in tackles for l...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  8. The 2010 All-Big Ten teams, award winners

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2010 Big Ten awards and all-conference teams are here. Check 'em out. AWARDS Offensive Player of the Year: Michigan QB Denard Robinson (media and coaches) Defensive Player of the Year: Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan (media and coaches) Freshman ...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  9. Big Ten awards race update: Week 13

    Adam Rittenberg

    Two of these awards seem to be wrapped up. Purdue's Ryan Kerrigan should be the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and Wisconsin's James White should be the Big Ten Freshman of the Year. The Offensive Player of the Year race, meanwhile, continue...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  10. Wisconsin's J.J. Watt makes another big play

    Adam Rittenberg

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- You know my feelings on the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year race. It's over in my mind, as Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan has done enough to win it. But when it comes to pure playmaking ability, Wisconsin junior defens...

    Blog | November 20, 2010
  11. Endorsing Kerrigan as BT's top defender

    Adam Rittenberg

    I normally save my Big Ten awards endorsements for after the regular season, but one race has already been decided. Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan should be the 2010 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. End of discussion. Kerrigan leads...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  12. Big Ten awards race updates: Week 12

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Defensive Player of the Year award can be handed to "Superman" right now as far as I'm concerned. The Offensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year races, meanwhile, continue to heat up. Let's take a look. OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YE...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  13. Purdue's Kerrigan sets records in loss

    Adam Rittenberg

    Purdue's Ryan Kerrigan is the Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Year. Get used to reading that sentence on the blog the next few weeks. The Big Ten has no shortage of outstanding defenders this season, but Kerrigan is the best. End of story. He...

    Blog | November 13, 2010
  14. Big Ten awards race update: Week 9

    Adam Rittenberg

    The field for Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year remains incredibly crowded, as Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins made a strong push after his clutch performance against Northwestern. The Defensive Player of the Year chase remains a three- or...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  15. Big Ten awards race update: Week 8

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's time to check in on the ever-changing race for the Big Ten awards. The field for offensive player of the year remains packed and keeps shuffling, while we've seen clear separation in the defensive player of the year and freshman of the year r...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  16. Video: Michigan State LB Greg Jones

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State linebacker and Big Ten preseason defensive player of the year Greg Jones talks about what's left to accomplish in his college career....

    Blog | August 09, 2010